If your lawn is dormant in winter (for example a warm season variety such as couch, buffalo, Queensland blue couch or kikuyu), don’t feed it because, as there is little or no growth, the lawn doesn’t need fertiliser and it will be wasted. However, continue to apply Seasol hose-on every month to help the lawn cope with frost and cold weather. If you have a cool season lawn variety such as perennial rye, bluegrass or fescue that is actively growing, feed at the end of autumn or beginning of winter with Seasol for Lush Green Lawns and/or PowerFeed LawnFeed.
If the lawn is dormant over winter, then it may only be necessary to mow two to three times during this season. Unless you have a mulching mower, use the catcher on the mower rather than leaving cut grass on the lawn, as it may be slow to breakdown, which could lead to fungal problems. It is also a good idea to rake up fallen leaves to allow air and sunshine on the grass and to trim back any overhanging branches that maybe keeping light from the lawn. For more details check out our video How to Care for Lawns – Mowing & maintenance.